Not that long ago, choices were limited when it came to jobsite tools. You might have had a shovel or a very large loader to choose from, but nothing much in between. Today, though, there’s a wide selection of innovative compact equipment that serves a variety of purposes and adds efficiency to construction projects.
In September 2014, we announced Steve Klumker of Mancos, Colorado, as winner of the “What Makes You Unstoppable” contest commemorating the millionth Bobcat® loader milestone. We presented the grand prize — a special-edition Bobcat T650 compact track loader — in a surprise ceremony at Bobcat of Durango, his local dealership. Recently we caught up with Steve to visit about the experience, seated in the cab of his now year-old T650 compact track loader.
Transporting compact loaders involves several steps that should not be overlooked. Selecting the right transport and towing vehicles, properly loading the machine and practicing proper fastening techniques are steps that should be followed by you and your employees when transporting your loader.
As spring begins, Bobcat® compact loader owners should start thinking about maintenance on their machines. A maintenance checklist — including testing the battery, checking tires, fluids, oils and fuels — and following attachment maintenance procedures should take place several weeks before you operate your loader on a jobsite.